At the nexus of learning and innovation

Collaborating to explore the future of work

University of Sydney students connect with Randstad executives to explore how future workplaces will attract tomorrow’s talent

In the new and innovative Industry and Community Project Unit (ICPU), University of Sydney students were connected with a panel of professors, Randstad executives and labour market specialists over three months to how the workplace and workforce will change to meet the expectations of the future worker. In this blogpost, published first at www.randsta

Making (online) group-work work

Presentation at ACER 2018 Research Conference, Sydney, 13 August 2018

Even though group work for learning is a well-established and extensively researched pedagogy, teachers find it still challenging to engage students in productive collaborative learning that extends over time (e.g. weeks – in the context of project-based learning) and is computer-mediated in addition to being classroom-based. I introduce three practices that have been shown to foster collaborative knowledge production and learning: first, group scripts; second, knowledge building and knowledge awareness; and third, group facilitation.

Research Highlight: Spaces of Teaching and Learning

This integrated collection of perspectives on the spaces of teaching and learning uses ‘learning space’ to place educational practice in context. It considers the complex relationships involved in the design, management and use of contemporary learning spaces. It sheds light on some of the problems of connecting the characteristics of spaces to the practices and outcomes of teaching and learning. The contributions show how research into learning spaces can inform broader educational practices and how the practices of teaching, learning and design can inform research.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Epistemic Fluency and Professional Education

What does it take to be a productive member of a multidisciplinary team working on a complex problem? Increasingly, work in the 21st century begs questions like this. As an answer to this question, Lina Markauskaite and Peter Goodyear respond that one needs to have epistemic fluency to be a productive member of a multidisciplinary team working on a complex problem.

Return of the Research Fest

Save the date; Nov 29th is Fest Day – sign-up for updates at http://bit.ly/festinfo18

Get out your calendars: this year's Fest will be in the New Law building at the University of Sydney on Thursday November 29th. The Fest is an annual-ish, CRLI event inviting the community of the sciences and technologies of learning and innovation to come together to exchange ideas, showcase work, form new collaborations, and catch up on recent innovations. Everyone is welcome to attend and it is free.